NLC: Civil servants give govt condition to end strike

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By Seun Opejobi

Plateau State civil servants have stated their condition to suspend the ongoing strike, saying the government must pay the balance of their February and March salaries.

Mr Eugene Manji, the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, chairman in the state, disclosed this on Wednesday in Jos, the state capital.

On May 11, the civil servants embarked on an indefinite strike over the government’s failure to meet their demands for salary payment and other entitlements.

However, Manji said the industrial action would be called off when workers start receiving their pay as agreed.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Manji said: “It eventually agreed to pay, but not until after the verification of the actual civil service staff strength.

“If after the verification and we establish the willingness and commitment to pay, we will meet with the workers and consider the possibility of suspending the strike.

“We are monitoring the screening, which started on Tuesday and if our members begin to receive their bank credit alerts as government promised, then we will summon a meeting.” 

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